Installing Arch Linux


I hope this is no double post ^^'

I figured, since Arch may sometimes be a bit "scary" to set up, as it's pretty much as manual as it gets for distros at the moment, I'd share the guide I found on Youtube that pretty much helps you install Arch effortlessly.

I really like those and I have used them multiple times, you're basically ready to use Arch in under an hour, if your Inet is fast enough ofc ^^



Installing the base system:


Installing a GUI:


The guy uses Syslinux as a boot manager in his tutorial, if you prefer Grub, just replace his part about installing Syslinux with:

Should pretty much work out of the box.

For UEFI related issues, this is quite handy to have:



And something I've learned:

If you're dual booting Arch and Win8.1 in EFI, you're better off using two drives (if that's an option for you ofc). Because the Windows 8.1 enjoys overwriting your EFI settings / boot everytime you start it up, and you'll need something like SuperGrubRescue to boot back into Arch. 


Drive 1: Arch + Grub (1st in boot order in your BIOS)

Drive 2: Windows 8 (2nd in boot order)

In /boot/grub/grub.cfg add:


### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/40_custom ###

# This file provides an easy way to add custom menu entries. Simply type the

# menu entries you want to add after this comment. Be careful not to change

# the 'exec tail' line above.

menuentry "WindowsSux" –class windows {exit}

### END /etc/grub.d/40_custom ###


This will basically skip to the next available boot device, which is Windows.

I am unsure of how up to date it is, but thats an extremely quick way to get running if you cant be arsed to wade through the commands :P

Screw what they say on the arch forums, it will give you a base arch system

the arch wiki app is a good resource too, especially since its easy to go back and forth through an install from your phone/tablet and PC

Hey Scia,

if you want  to "cheat" use Antergos.

With this distro it's almost as easy to install Arch as it is to install Ubuntu.

  1. Boots to Gnome
  2. Graphical Installer (Timezone, Partitions, User settings, Preferred Desktop)
  3. Package collections (Base, Gnome, KDE, Xfce, Cinnamon, etc) are applied to the target system
  4. Reboot and you're running Arch fully setup and ready to go.


Didn't know that, thanks!

I'll bookmark it for the next time I'll have to set up Arch :D